Aromas of toasted oak, menthol and scorched earth lead the nose while a whiff of plum stays in the background. The palate shows oak sensations including roasted coffee bean, toast as well as powdered sage and prune. Astringent, grainy tannins clamp down on the finish.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.